Fake before & after pictures of cellulite and
so called "non-surgical Brazilian bum lift"
More common than you think
Unfortunately, most before and after cellulite and "bum lift" pictures are fake
It is so easy to be fooled by Instagram pictures of C-list celebs "undergoing a non-surgical bum lift procedure". Don't fall for them.
The sad truth is that the vast majority of "before & after" photos found on most websites, and lately on Instagram, are simply fake, aiming to take advantage of the public's ignorance and gullibility. Specific examples of the most common tricks used follow below.
Three ways to fake "before and after" cellulite pictures
Take fake pictures with harsh lighting "before" and flattering lighting "after"
This is as misleading for the consumer as retouching. Again, beware: if you see photos too good to be true on a website, ask if they can confirm in writing that their photos are taken with identical lighting "before and after". Or simply ask an experienced photographer to have a look at the photos - they can immediately tell the difference (click on the photo below for a hi-res example of lighting manipulation.
Retouch on Photoshop to remove the cellulite on the "after" photos
The use of retouching on celebrity photos may be unethical, but the use of retouched "before and after" photos by salons is actually fraud. So if you see photos too good to be true on a website ask if they can confirm in writing that their photos are not retouched. Unfortunately, before and after cellulite pictures have become quite crude lately on Instagram, with quite obvious "soft focus" filters applied on the "after" pictures of some C-list celebs. Even teenagers apply more subtle filters on their selfies than some of those Instagram "bum lifting" and cellulite "experts". It is so sad...
Get some stock pictures from your equipment manufacturer, showing a client treated at the other side of the world
Treatment quality varies widely from clinic to clinic, even if the same equipment is used, so using manufacturer-provided photos means absolutely nothing about the expertise and results offered at a specific clinic. Besides that, many manufacturer-provided photos (even by several famous machine manufacturers) are blatantly fake pictures taken by some of their doctor clients.
No hype, no exaggerations, no fake photos - just honest before and after pics
You can rest assured that we do not follow such misleading practices. All our photos are of clients that we have treated, at our own practice with our own exclusive treatment protocols and products, are completely unretouched and are taken with exactly the same lighting "before" and "after".
In fact, there were quite a few occasions when we found our photos stolen to adorn other clinics' websites (yes, it does happen, very often), hence the prominent copyright notice in the middle of our photos.
Finally, please note that despite all our advanced technology and expertise, we do not lie to our clients about results with only one, two or even three miracle sessions, as many clinics do. We prefer to be honest and keep our word.
In fact, in order to clearly show the difference, we intentionally used harsh lighting on our before and after photos, so the cellulite in both the "before" and the "after" photos looks more severe than it normally is.
(Of course the light was identical before and after, for accuracy and honesty.)